Jukka Hentunen

Jukka Mika Petteri Hentunen (born May 3, 1974 in Joroinen, Finland) is a Finnish former professional ice hockey forward, who last played with KalPa of the SM-liiga in the 2012–13 season.[1]

Jukka Hentunen
Jukka Hentunen - KalPa 2011.jpg
Jukka Hentunen in December 2011.
Born (1974-05-03) May 3, 1974 (age 48)
Joroinen, FIN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for HPK
Jokerit
Calgary Flames
Nashville Predators
HC Fribourg-Gottéron
HC Lugano
Ak Bars Kazan
KalPa
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 176th overall, 2000
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1998–2013

Playing careerEdit

Hentunen played with HPK of the SM-liiga when he was drafted by the Calgary Flames as their sixth-round pick, 176th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He played a total of 38 National Hockey League games in the 2001–02 NHL season for the Calgary Flames and the Nashville Predators, who he was traded to on March 19, 2002.

Hentunen then promptly left North America to continue his professional career in the European leagues. After two years with HC Fribourg-Gottéron, the right winger signed with Swiss rivals, HC Lugano.

In Finland he's earned a nickname "Härkä" which translates to "bull."

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 Warkis FIN.3 16 7 6 13 10
1994–95 Warkis FIN.3 29 23 23 46 28
1995–96 Diskos FIN.2 43 23 18 41 14
1996–97 Hermes FIN.2 35 10 13 23 43 3 1 0 1 0
1997–98 Hermes FIN.2 44 15 16 31 26 8 7 3 10 10
1998–99 HPK SM-l 41 13 21 34 32 8 1 4 5 12
1999–2000 HPK SM-l 53 17 28 45 76 8 4 2 6 12
2000–01 Jokerit SM-l 56 27 28 55 24 5 1 0 1 4
2001–02 Calgary Flames NHL 28 2 3 5 4
2001–02 Saint John Flames AHL 9 3 3 6 0
2001–02 Nashville Predators NHL 10 2 2 4 0
2002–03 Jokerit SM-l 48 11 11 22 28 10 4 2 6 0
2003–04 HC Fribourg–Gottéron NLA 47 25 28 53 22 4 2 4 6 6
2004–05 HC Fribourg–Gottéron NLA 44 24 20 44 46
2005–06 HC Lugano NLA 44 24 18 42 44 17 7 6 13 6
2006–07 HC Lugano NLA 44 26 20 46 63 6 1 4 5 0
2007–08 HC Lugano NLA 13 5 9 14 6
2007–08 Ak Bars Kazan RSL 33 10 17 27 10 10 2 8 10 33
2008–09 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 54 14 13 27 36 21 9 2 11 8
2009–10 Jokerit SM-l 58 28 22 50 50 3 0 2 2 4
2010–11 Jokerit SM-l 55 6 26 32 38 7 2 4 6 2
2011–12 KalPa SM-l 55 18 13 31 18 6 1 1 2 25
2012–13 KalPa SM-l 45 7 14 21 20 5 0 1 1 6
FIN.2 totals 122 48 47 95 83 21 13 9 22 14
SM-l totals 411 127 163 290 286 52 13 16 29 65
NLA totals 192 104 95 199 181 35 15 20 35 18

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Representing   Finland
Ice hockey
Winter Olympics
  2006 Turin
World Championships
  2001 Germany
  2007 Russia
  2000 Russia
  2006 Latvia
Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Finland WC   9 3 3 6 12
2001 Finland WC   9 1 3 4 2
2004 Finland WC 6th 7 3 3 6 2
2004 Finland WCH   6 1 1 2 2
2005 Finland WC 7th 7 3 1 4 6
2006 Finland OG   8 0 0 0 2
2006 Finland WC   9 1 3 4 20
2007 Finland WC   9 4 1 5 4
Senior totals 64 16 15 31 50

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KalPa sign veteran Hentunen" (in Finnish). KalPa. 2011-06-22. Archived from the original on 2008-12-15. Retrieved 2011-06-22.

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